The state laboratory has obtained an order from the labour court declaring a potentially crippling strike planned for Tuesday unlawful.

The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) provides all the diagnostic tests for patients using the public health sector, including those for Covid-19, HIV and tuberculosis. Three years ago it confronted a devastating strike that forced it to outsource emergency tests to the private sector, and now faces the threat of fresh industrial action from the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu)...

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